Medical devices can help to prolong lives, however, defective medical devices often result in serious injuries. If you or a loved one have suffered injuries due to a defective medical device or product, it takes an experienced medical device liability lawyer to protect your rights.
At Wool Trial Law LLC, we have extensive experience litigating product liability lawsuits and mass torts related to defective medical devices. We have successfully handled the most complex cases involving the largest medical device manufacturers in state and federal courts around the country. When you become our client, we will take the appropriate legal action and fight for the compensation you deserve. Contact our Denver office today to set up a consultation.
Why You Need a Medical Device Injury Attorney
Medical device liability lawsuits are complicated, requiring an understanding of a wide range of medical and pharmaceutical products, the ability to analyze scientific data, and the negotiating and trial skills to achieve a positive outcome. We have litigated cases against some of the largest medical device manufacturers and pharmaceutical companies and won significant settlements and jury awards.
Our defective medical device lawyers are here to help you fight back against powerful medical device companies and protect your rights. We understand the physical and emotional toll that being injured by a defective medical device has taken and will provide you with powerful representation when you need it most.
Common Defective Medical Devices and Products
Defective medical products include medical devices, pharmaceuticals, and biological drugs that cause harm or adverse reactions. Some of the most common defective medical products include:
- Hip implants and other artificial joints
- Breast implants
- IVC (Inferior Vena Cava) filters
- Transvaginal mesh
- Intrauterine devices (IUDs)
- Implantable contraceptives
- Insulin pumps
- Prescription drugs, such as Zantac, Oxycontin, Haldol, and Fosamax
Although these medical products are regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), thousands of people are injured by defective medical devices and defective drugs each year. If you or a loved one have been seriously injured by a defective medical device or product, our medical product liability lawyer can help.
Common Injuries Caused By Defective Medical Devices
Defective medical devices can cause serious bodily harm. For example, implantable medical devices can short circuit, causing internal burn injuries. Many medical devices, such as hip and knee implants, are associated with a high risk of bacterial infection (e.g. sepsis).
In addition, prescription medications and over-the-counter drugs may be defective when the harmful side effects outweigh the potential benefits or if the drug was manufactured improperly or contaminated, resulting in serious adverse reactions. Some of the most common injuries associated with defective medical devices and products include:
- Nervous system damage
- Tissue or bone damage
- Cardiovascular damage
- Allergic reactions
- Organ damage
- Chronic pain
- Permanent disability
When individuals and large groups of people are harmed by a defective medical product, we work to hold responsible parties accountable through product liability lawsuits and mass torts.
What Is Medical Device Product Liability?
Medical devices and products can be defective in the following ways:
A design defect occurs when a medical device or drug is flawed at the design stage, making the product inherently dangerous to anyone who uses it. For example, a defective pacemaker that short circuits and fails can cause serious burn damage and fatal injuries.
A manufacturing defect is related to how the product was made. This may involve the use of substandard products or failure to follow a specific design. For example, a drug can be manufactured with the wrong ingredients and cause adverse reactions.
A marketing defect occurs when a medical product or device is improperly labeled, lacks clear instruction for use, or fails to warn doctors, hospitals, and patients of the potential risks. For example, a manufacturer of a hip replacement that fails to warn doctors and patients of the potential dangers may be held liable for product liability.
No matter the type of defect, the manufacturers and distributors of defective medical products must be held accountable for catastrophic, life-altering, and fatal injuries.
Damages You Can Recover in a Medical Products Liability Lawsuit
Depending on the type of product, the harmful effects of defective medical devices and drugs may take days, months, or even years to surface. The best way to protect your rights is to contact an experienced medical device product liability lawyer as soon as possible.
The legal team at Wool Trial Law will determine whether you have a valid claim, conduct an investigation to identify the responsible party and help you recover just compensation. Depending on the circumstances, you may be able to recover damages such as:
- Medical expenses and rehabilitative costs
- Lost wages
- Loss of future income
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Permanent disability
- Loss of enjoyment of life
If you have lost a loved one due to a defective medical product, you may be entitled to compensation for final medical expenses and the loss of guidance and support they would have provided. No amount of money can ease your grief, but you deserve just compensation for the tragedy your family has suffered.
Contact Our Experienced Denver-based Defective Medical Device Product Liability Attorney
If you or a close relative have been injured by a defective medical device or product, turn to Wool Trial Law, the experienced choice in medical device product liability and mass torts. Contact our office today to get started.